The top designers of 2017 are those tracking 2017’s top trends, says Dev Randhawa. Tory Burch, Calvin Klein, The Row by Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen, and Paco Rabanne are leaders in Workleisure, a professional spin on the popular Athleisure trend that features neutral hues and clean lines.
Paco Rabanne, along with Louis Vuitton, is also embracing 2017’s revival of the futuristic metallics. Leading in the trend of bold, colorful prints is Prada, Dries Van Noten, and Alexander McQueen.
For rich autumnal and wintery tones, the top designers are Loewe and Simone Rocha. J.W. Anderson and Blenciaga feature the latest in elegant detailed evening gowns. Some designers are at the top right now for breaking ground and making waves.
Yves Saint Laurent is enjoying acclaim for opening a museum in Paris this year, Monolo Blahnik is proudly releasing his deep and raw documentary titled Manolo: The Boy Who Makes Shoes For Lizards, and Karl Lagerfeld is teaming up with Vans to combine the worlds of skate and high fashion.
Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Aerin Lauder, Dolce & Gabana, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Sara Blakely (known for the redesign of the ever popular, ever necessary pantyhose), and Louis Vuitton are currently leading the design world in terms of financial success. 2017 has turned out an excellent collection of designers, and the fall and winter seasons promise to continue that trend.